Affording Brother Rice

In Ministry begun by Jesus Christ and inspired by the vision of Blessed Edmund Rice, we stand in solidarity with those marginalized by poverty and injustice. The policies, structures, and climate of a Christian Brother Education witness and promote concern for all and we attempt to provide options and assistance to all that apply.

The Brother Rice Financial Aid Program supports the school’s commitment to finding and enrolling talented and diverse students from the area.  We award need-based financial and tuition assistance to over 60% of our student body each year. Upon admittance to Brother Rice, every effort will be put forth to make the education affordable. Need-based financial aid awards are not loans; they are grant awards that do not need to be repaid. In addition to need based scholarships, Brother Rice awards merit based scholarships based on a student’s HSPT test score results.

Financial Aid

Brother Rice High School Financial Aid Information

Through the generous contributions of Brother Rice alumni, friends, families, and organized fundraising events, the school can offer financial aid to qualifying families.

Brother Rice High School uses a financial aid assessment service. Families must apply and be evaluated by the third party assessment service. Once a family is assessed, the financial aid committee determines the appropriate amount of tuition assistance to be awarded for the upcoming school year.

Tuition assistance decisions are based on income level, family size, students in tuition-based schools, monthly family expenses, and special circumstances. While all families are encouraged to apply, financial aid is provided on a need only basis.

Brother Rice is committed to helping qualified families with financial assistance. However, not all families who apply or qualify receive financial aid.

Financial Aid IS NOT a scholarship.

The amount is non-renewable. Families must reapply each year (beginning in January).

To be considered for Financial Aid, families must do the following:

Please use the online financial aid application from FACTS to be considered for financial aid from Brother Rice. Please note that your 2016 Federal Tax Return, W2’s and a current pay stub are required to complete this application. Please click here for the FACTS online application.

For questions regarding financial aid please contact the Brother Rice Business Office at 248-833-2050.

Archdiocese of Detroit Financial Aid Information 

The Archdiocese of Detroit extends tuition assistance grants to Catholic families who are active in their local parishes and have a son who will attend Brother Rice High School. The AOD has contracted with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to conduct the financial need analysis for the schools in the Archdiocese for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. As a result of the Stewards for Tomorrow Campaign and the establishment of the Archdiocesan Endowment, the Archdiocese of Detroit is able to offer this opportunity to many of the families in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Families who are eligible to apply for the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance through this process must complete an application online and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by April 7, 2017.

If you are submitting a FACTS application for Brother Rice Financial Aid – simply select your parish from the drop down menu when asked, and agree to download and provide the Pastor signature form.

Click here for more information: NEW ARCHDIOCESAN TUITION ASSISTANCE PROCESS

For questions regarding financial aid please contact the Brother Rice Business Office at 248-833-2050.

 

PER MHSAA GUIDELINES, BROTHER RICE HIGH SCHOOL DOES NOT OFFER ANY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

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Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Brother Rice Tradition of Excellence Scholarship
Any student applying to Brother Rice who exhibits academic and character excellence, scores in the 97-99% on the high school entrance exam may qualify for this scholarship. A student can receive up to $4,500 for his freshman year and $3,500 each additional year totaling $15,000 over four years provided he remains in good standing with Brother Rice High School.

Brother Norbert Hueller Scholarship
Named for our Founding Principal.  Any student applying to Brother Rice who scores a 94-96% on the high school placement test may qualify for this scholarship. A student can receive up to $3,500 for his freshman year and $3,000 each additional year totaling $12,500 over for years, provided he remains in good standing with Brother Rice High School.

Brother John Donnelly Scholarship
Any student applying to Brother Rice who scores a 90-93% on the high school placement test may qualify for this scholarship. A student can receive up to $3,000 for his freshman year and $2,500 each additional year totaling $10,500 over four years provided he remains in good standing with Brother Rice High School.

Brother Eugene Kelly Award
Any student applying to Brother Rice who scores an 85-89% on the high school placement test and demonstrates academic and character excellence may qualify for up to $2,000 merit award for his freshman year and $2,000 each additional year totaling $8,500 over four years provided he remains in good standing with Brother Rice High School.

Band of Brothers Leadership Award
Any student applying to Brother Rice, who exhibits leadership and character excellence,  and attends the annual Catholic Leadership Conference may qualify for a leadership award. A student can receive up to $3,000 each year, provided he remains in good standing with Brother Rice High School.  Students are nominated for this award, and these awards are limited.

Brother Rice Partnership Scholarship

Brother Rice has developed a scholarship that we believe strengthens our on-going relationship with the middle schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit. To live the mission of Brother Edmund Rice, the Archdiocese of Detroit, and the Catholic Church, this scholarship rewards high-quality students for their commitment to spiritual and academic achievement. Students must complete the Partnership Scholarship Application and essay. A student can receive up to $2,000 each year, provided he remains in good standing with Brother Rice High School and is a positive influence in the community, living the Essential Elements of Brother Rice. The deadline for the Partnership Scholarship application submission is February 1st, 2018.  Click here for more information and an application to be considered for the Partnership Scholarship.

Brother Rice Freshman Distinction Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the top High School Placement Test (HSPT) scorer at each Catholic middle school in the Archdiocese of Detroit.  To be considered for the scholarship, a student must take the HSPT in either November or December and earn a minimum score of 85 on the test.  The recipient of this scholarship will receive an additional $2,000 on top of his Brother Rice merit scholarship for his freshman year at Brother Rice.

For questions regarding Academic Scholarships for incoming Freshman, contact the Admissions Department at 248-833-2020.

 

 PER MHSAA GUIDELINES, BROTHER RICE HIGH SCHOOL DOES NOT OFFER ANY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS 

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Scholarships for Current Students

Business Entrepreneurship Alliance for Marian & Brother Rice (BEAM&R)
The BEAM&R Scholarship was established in 2011 and awarded each year to one Marian and one Brother Rice member of the BEAM&R student organization, based on their participation in the group and in DECA, an international organization of marketing students. The BEAM&R Scholarship is based on academic achievement, demonstrated participation and leadership in the organization, additional co-curricular involvement, and financial need.

Alumni Association Scholarships
These Scholarships are awarded to students selected by the Alumni Association Award Committee. The student must display involvement in extra-curricular activities, exhibit leadership abilities, and maintain good behavior and academic standing.  It is awarded to a current freshman, sophomore or junior students that maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, good disciplinary standing, and involvement in an extracurricular activity.

The Michael Sennett ’87 Count on Me Scholarship
In Memory of Michael Sennett ’87, a leader in the Brother Rice community (lacrosse, pep club and National Honor Society) and outside. He was the captain of the Notre Dame Lacrosse Team and a leader in his adopted hometown of St. Louis where he is a member of Missouri Lacrosse Hall of Fame. His classmates, teammates and family came together to create this scholarship in memory of Mike, a true Warrior, who passed away suddenly in April 2007. Recipients must be unselfish, have a heightened degree of responsibility, demonstrate leadership, and be self-confident and well-rounded (faith, family, academics, athletics, community).

James O. Flynn Division Scholarship
The James O. Flynn Division on the Ancient Order of Hibernians – Oakland County, MI have funded an award to be given to a Brother Rice freshman to be applied toward his sophomore year. The student shall be of a Catholic faith and at least 25% Irish. The student shall have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and participate in at least one extra-curricular team sport at Brother Rice. The student shall perform at least ten community service hours towards a Catholic-based organization per school year.

The Owen C. Zidar Memorial Scholarship
In Memory of Owen C. Zidar, this endowed scholarship is awarded each year to a junior who exhibits outstanding leadership, strong intellectual capability, Christian values, community service, strong work ethic, and personal integrity. This scholarship was founded by the family of Owen C. Zidar, the first lay Chairman of the Board of Directors of Brother Rice High School.

Cullen Haffey Endowed Scholarship (Nominations only)
The scholarship  will be awarded annually to a student(s) who has a record of academic achievement, has conducted  himself with the highest integrity, has a demonstrated  financial  need, is likely to be a leader in the classroom and the community and is a sophomore entering their junior year at BRHS.

Adam G. House, Sr. Scholarship (Nominations only)
This scholarship is supported by Adam G. House ’96 in honor of the quality Catholic Education he experienced at Brother Rice High School.  This scholarship is awarded to a Sophomore student on the basis of “demonstrated improvement” and being “Christ-like to his peers.”

Susan Diehl-Jones Memorial Scholarship (Nominations only)
In Memory of Susan Diehl-Jones, a longtime member of the Brother Rice Science Department and established by her husband, William Jones, this endowed scholarship is to be given to a sophomore who is interested in learning and demonstrates an interest and aptitude for science.

Joseph J Laurencelle ’86 Memorial Award (Nominations only)
In Memory of Joseph J Laurencelle ’86, this award is presented to a student who stands out because of his strong sense of motivation and leadership, whose greatest talent is his ability to inspire and motivate. Meant for someone who is always encouraging others with a pat on his back and a student who is remembered for his excellence as a human being.

M Reid MacGuidwin Memorial Scholarship (Nominations only)
In Memory of M Reid MacGuidwin and presented by the JCM foundation and the MacGuidwin brothers:  Scott ’69, Mark ’70, Reid ’71, Jim ’74 and Keith ‘76, this award ensures availability of a quality Catholic education for academically capable students.

The Spencer Cole Mitchell Memorial Scholarship (Nominations only)
In Memory of Spencer Cole Mitchell, this endowed scholarship is supported by the Mitchell family. It is awarded to a junior on the basis of leadership and community service coupled with a good academic work ethic and a positive disciplinary record.

The David M. Peck ’85 Memorial Scholarship (Nominations only) 
This scholarship is supported by the parents of David M. Peck ’85 and awarded to a student who enjoys skiing as a special interest and one who has achieved a good academic work ethic along with a positive disciplinary record.

The Kevin E Sczesny Memorial Scholarship (Nominations only)
In Memory of Kevin E. Sczesny, this scholarship is supported by the Sczesny Family in memory of their son and brother, Kevin. This student is selected by the sophomore faculty and must be a young man who exemplifies the qualities of a typical “All-American Boy.”

Taunt Family Foundation Scholarship (Nominations only)
In memory of Elsie B. Omans Taunt, Joseph L. Taunt, and Bruce J. Taunt ’68, this annual scholarship is presented to a freshman student(s) based on academic effort, as well as school and community service.

Neema Bastanfar ’99 Memorial Scholarship (Nominations only)
In Memory of Neema Bastanfar ’99, this endowed scholarship is awarded each year to a freshman student with strong academic and leadership capabilities.  The recipient is selected by the faculty on an annual basis.  The Bastanfar family founded this memorial in loving remembrance of their son, Neema.

For questions regarding the above scholarships please contact Shelley Pappert at 248-833-2034 or pappert@brrice.edu.

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Awards for College

Jason Todd Evan ’00 Memorial Scholarship
In Memory of Jason Todd Evan ’00, this endowed scholarship is named for the loving son, brother and loyal friend.  It is given to a Brother Rice High School hockey player after his eligibility has expired who displays Jason’s love for God, enthusiasm for hockey, and loyalty to his family and friends.

Albert Fracassa Scholarship
This annual scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior for higher education based on their citizenship community service academic achievement and school participation.

For questions regarding the above scholarships please contact Shelley Pappert at 248-833-2034 or pappert@brrice.edu.